Bleach will return to screens later this year with the series finale arc, and the anime has added new names to the cast for the Thousand Year Bloody War arc! With the original run of the anime adaptation ending before series creator Tite Kubo ended the series’ manga run, fans never really got to see all of the massive battles that took place during of the grand finale of the series. That’s why fans have been eager to see the series return to anime since it was originally canceled, and we’ll finally get the chance to do so later this year.
New anime mostly means new characters. The new names joining the cast for Bleach: Bloody Thousand Year War announced via the series’ official Twitter account and the official website further fill the Soul Reaper and Sternritter ranks with the likes of Daiki Yamashita as Ryunosuke Yuki, Asami Seto as Shino Madarame, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Äs Nödt, Koichi Yamadera as Quilge Opie, Hideyuki Tanaka as BG9, Takaya Hashi as Robert Accutrone, Nobuaki Kanemitsu as Driscoll Berci, Yasuhiro Mamiya as Mask De Masculine, and Tomoaki Maeno as NaNaNa Najahkoop.
—【公式】TVアニメ『BLEACH』 (@BLEACHanimation) August 6, 2022
The new cast additions join previously announced additions that will be new to the anime, but have been part of the Bleach: Brave Souls characters such as Takayuki Sugo as Yhwach, Yuichiro Umehara as Jugram Haschwalth, Shunsuke Takeuchi as Askin Nakk Le Vaar, Ayana Taketatsu as Bambietta Basterbine, Yuki Ono as Bazz-B, Yumi Uchiyama as Candice Catnipp, Natsuki Hanae as Gremmy Thoumeaux and Satoshi Hino like Lille Barro. Naturally, the cast from the original series are also returning for the new anime.
They include Masakazu Morita as Ichigo Kurosaki, Fumiko Orikasa as Rukia Kuchiki, Noriaki Sugiyama as Uryu Ishida, Yuki Matsuoka as Orihime Inoue, Hiroki Yasumoto as Yasutora Sado, Kentaro Ito as Renji Abarai, Shinichiro Miki as Kisuke Urahara, Satsuki Yukino as Yoruichi Shihoin, Binbin Takaoka (replacing Masaaki Tsukada) as Genryusai Shigekuni Yamamoto, Houko Kuwashima as Sui-Feng, Shouto Kashii as Rojuro Otoribashi, Aya Hisakawa as Retsu Unohana, Masaya Onosaka as Shinji Hirako, Ryotaro Okiayu as Byakuya Kuchiki, Tetsu Inada as Sajin Komamura, Akio Ohtsuka as Shunsui Kyoraku, Tomokazu Sugita as Kensei Muguruma, Romi Park as Toshiro Hitsugaya, Fumihiko Tachiki as Kenpachi Zaraki, Ryusei Nakao as Mayuri Kurotsuchi, Hideo Ishikawa as Jushiro Ukitake, Naomi Kusumi as Ichibe Hyosube, Yoji Ueda as Oetsu Mimaiya, Tomoyuki Shimura as Tenjiro Kirinji, Rina Satou as Senjumaru Shutara and Ayumi Tsunematsu as Kirio Hikifune.
An English dub version or cast has yet to be announced for Bleach: Bloody Thousand Year War, but what do you think of these latest additions to the anime? Who are you most looking forward to seeing in their first anime? Let us know all your thoughts on this in the comments! You can even contact me directly about all things anime and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!